Earlier this spring, the Getty Museum issued a fun and interesting challenge on social media: recreate a famous artwork using only readily available household items. This idea was inspired by the Dutch Instagram account Between Art and Quarantine. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook were flooded with unique and clever submissions. Professors Heather Mathews and Kate Hoyt challenged their art and communication classes to make their own interpretations of famous artwork. We have collected students’ submissions here to share with you. Dr. Hoyt put her students’ submissions together in a video; Dr. Mathews’ students’ work is below.
Original: Courbet, Le Désespéré, 1843-1845
2020 version: Cheyenne Hart
Original: Willem Claesz. Heda, Vanitas Still Life, 1635
2020 version: Amelia Levine
Original: Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1599.
2020 version: Bryant Barlett
Original: Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, ca. 1830
2020 version: Lagi Faamausili
Original: Jean Honoré Fragonard, The Swing, 1767
2020 version: Lydia Boorsma
Original: Marguerite Gerard, The Cat’s Lunch, 1780s
2020 version: Neala Mahlon
Original: Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti), Pontius Pilate Presenting Christ to the Crowd, 1546-1547
2020 version: Chencho Orta
Original: Rogier van der Weyden, St. Luke Drawing the Virgin, 1435-1450.
2020 version: Isaac Luedtke